1. The World Homeopathy Day was observed on April 10, 2020. The day is observed the commemorate the
2. The world’s first-ever human space flight was launched on April 12, 1961. The International Day of Human Space Flight is observed to commemorate the day every year.
3. Yuri Gagarin was the first-ever person to journey into outer space aboard his capsule Vostok 1. This was the first-ever human space flight mission. It was launched on April 12, 1961.
4. Delhi Government on April 9, 2020 launched ‘Operation Shield’ to combat and control the spread of COVID-19 virus in the 21 hotspot areas. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement.
5. Punjab has become the second Indian state to extend the lockdown till May 1, 2020. Odisha was the first state to extend the lockdown till April 30, 2020.
6. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has finalised the protocol to conduct convalescent plasma therapy for the treatment of severely ill COVID-19 patients on April 10, 2020.
7. The Finance Ministry announced on April 9, 2020 that it has deposited amount worth Rs 500 in each Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) account held by women for the month of April. The Ministry will be depositing Rs 1000 more over the next two months of May and June.
8. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on April 10, 2020 validated the usage of TrueNat for COVID-19 tests. The TrueNat machines are used to test drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB).